- Saints unbeaten at home all-time vs. AFCB
- Arter’s plant foot slips on PK attempt
- Sides level on 34 points
An entertaining, flowing match that saw both sides ascendant at different times saw Bournemouth fail in its 13th bid to win at Southampton in a 0-0 draw on Saturday.
Harry Arter missed a late penalty kick when his plant foot gave way, and Bournemouth now had eight losses and five draws in its history of trips to Southampton.
The point boosts both sides above Watford, with Southampton holding a 10th place advantage by virtue of goal differential.
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Dusan Tadic had a pair of early chances. The latter was especially close, a nice flicked pass from Jay Rodriguez that saw Tadic’s finishing angle a bit too acute.
Rodriguez was flagged for offside before putting the second of two chances past Artur Boruc.
Tadic missed a third chance in the 38th minute, putting a lay-off by Redmond onto the outside of the right post, and Boruc made a terrific stop on Rodriguez before the break.
The Cherries had a chaotic moment in the 72nd minute, as Adam Smith hit the post through traffic and Forster slid to stop Marc Pugh‘s rebound attempt. A third chance sailed over the bar, but Bournemouth was humming.
Wilshere then played Ryan Fraser through on goal with a gorgeous pass, and Fraser hit the deck in inconspicuous fashion. A penalty was awarded, but Harry Arter’s plant foot slipped to send the ball way over the frame. Lucky Saints.
Romeu was especially effective for Saints in the draw.
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